Consenting to Collective Action: The Classical Liberal Constitutional Calculus of James M. Buchanan
By Randall G. Holcombe
This article appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of The Independent Review

Some aspects of Buchanan’s constitutional thought might be at odds with his notion of classical liberalism. One candidate is his case for coercing individuals to support the collective action he thought was necessary to further the individual’s own goals.

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